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Zach is leaving Nashville (and probably the show) because he is going to run for a Senate Seat in California. If only this were real life. We need more progressives like Zach in the US Senate. We need more people with a brain and heart in the Senate.
Juliette is boobs deep in the cult and tries to get Avery to meet Darius. When she finally gets him to Cult HQ, he, like the rest of those with a general degree of intellect, aren’t buying any of Darius’s crap. On the way home, Avery tries to explain to Juliette that it’s not his thing and she just rolls her eyes and blows off his opinion. Yeah, that cult is really making Juliette into the same person she has always been.
The Justin Bieber clone, Jonah, has invited Maddie to a club and when she gets upstairs to the VIP area, he introduces her to his friends, who are kind of creepy. They offer her an alcoholic beverage, but Maddie is a good girl unlike every teenager in America and wants a Coke. YAWN. Maddie is no longer a virgin, CMT. Let her have a drinkie like every other 18 year old in the country. She’s not a good girl. She’s not interesting either, but she’s not a good girl.
Deacon is still trying to hide his relationship with Jessie from Daphne and Daphne in turn is giving him attitude about the whole shebangitty. Then, he goes to literally the worst person in Nashville for advice on relationships: Scarlett. Yeah, Scrawny is a shining beacon of relationship advice, Deacon. You would be better off talking to Darius. Anyway, Deacon is struggling with his feelings for Jessie because she isn’t Rayna.
At the recording studio, Maddie is adding her vocals to one of Jonah’s tracks. When they leave, to grab a slice at Soulshine Pizza, they are bombarded by paparazzi and fans. They are rushed to a waiting vehicle and along with Jonah’s creepy, acne-bedazzled entourage, make their getaway. I literally feel dumber after seeing that scene. Remind me again, is there a point to Maddie being on this show?
Scarlett is stepping away from music for a bit and is trying to find something else to do. Diction lessons seem like a good first step. Later, we see her taking an interest in equine therapy for teens. No, that isn’t made up and involves horses helping humans. I am down for that. Put Scarlett on a horse and ride her off into the sunset to never be seen or (THANK YOU JESUS) heard from again.
Will pays an awkward visit to Highway 65 to see Zach, who is packing up his office. And… Zach’s sometimes-squeeze Mark is there helping. When Mark steps out, they get down to brass tacks and our sweet Wilma says he just needs some closure. It is obvious they are both still in love.
Deacon has started acting weird towards Jessie because of the whole Daphne thing. When Jessie reaches out to him to say she is there for him, he blows her off.
Back in Cultland, Juliette is all harmonious and crap with her fellow cultees and Darius asks her if she would ever just be a singer for the joy of it and not for the fan adoration. The manipulation continues…
Will is redirecting his anger and hurt into working out. Oh Lort, CMT, if you introduce some weird steroid addiction plotline, I’m out. I’m throwing up my hands and praying you will jump the shark. But, thankfully, no- not yet anyway. Will picks up a hottie at the gym and brings him home for some good, old fashioned, hot sloppy revenge sex. Things get hot and heavy, but Will can’t seem to perform.
Maddie is all whiney because photos of her and Jonah have surfaced on the internet because she is pretty and famous and dating Justin Bieber’s fictional twin. (EYE ROLL) Fortunately, Maddie’s complaining ends and Deacon tries to clear the air with her and Daphne by discussing Jessie. Though both girls say they want him to be happy, Daphne is a stinking little liar. Later, when Deacon calls Jessie, she kind of blows him off. Ya know, the way he did with her?
Will goes to the doctor for his erectile dysfunction and the doctor suggests it could be depression associated with his breakup with Zach. Well, we didn’t need to bring in a doctor to tell us that.
Oh good, more Maddie should make me want to stab myself in the head. Anyway, she is at the recording studio waiting on Jonah when she starts chatting with one of his entourage lackeys (whose name is Twig.) Twig explains that Jonah actually picked on him when they were kids until he stood up for himself. When Jonah finally arrives, Maddie tries to break it off with him, but he talks her into giving him a chance. Can we bring Clay back? He was interesting and mysterious and had a good storyline. But, wait, CMT gets rid of anything remotely like that on this show.
When Juliette tells Avery she is going to dedicate herself to the cult, Avery continues to express his doubts. Instead of listening to the man who knows her best, she heads over to the cult the next morning even though Avery insists he is worried about her.
…Oh LAWDY, I called it. Will has been ‘roiding up and the doc tells him to cut that crap out. I’d be happy to slap him around, too, but for other reasons. The physician offers to help get him on a plan to regulate his body again. Heh. I’d like to regulate his body. I’d also like to regulate the predictability of this show and BEG CMT TO HIRE NEW WRITERS.
Deacon goes over to talk to Jessie and how convenient, she is home alone. Look, if I were Jessie, my dress would accidentally just fall to the floor. Instead, they decide to stay together and make out. Do the dress thing next time, Jess.
Madds finds Daphne crying because she is upset about Deacon and Jessie. Daph says she hates Jessie and the situation because it really feels like Rayna is officially gone. Yep, Rayna is gone and so is my patience with this show. At least we end things with Daphne singing. That little girl can sang!
Anyway, while Will is tempted to trash the ‘roids, Gunnar walks in and catches him shooting up.
Jonah takes Maddie somewhere they won’t be recognized: a bingo hall. You know where else they won’t be recognized? Nashville. In real Nashville we know we have celebrities and we do not care.
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For those with a thirst to celebrate, Red Bull Unlocked is the key. In city after city, the most exciting bars, clubs, mixologists, performing artists, and more take over a local landmark building to showcase their signature ambiance while also collaborating for a must-see mashup. And now it's Music City’s turn to seize the spotlight, as the event brings 10 bars together in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood.
Fueled by the best of Nashville’s thriving music scene, Red Bull Unlocked has curated an eclectic night of show-stopping entertainment performances including a pop-up Whiskey Jam show, DJ sets, musicians, and more. The full lineup is here:
- Whiskey Jam (feat. Dozzi, Willie Shaw, and Johnny Hayes)
- A.B. Eastwood
- Daisha / Rap Girl
- Boom Bap (DJ Collective feat. DJ-Rate, Case Bloom)
- Whiskey Disco (DJ Collective feat. Coach, Jim O'Shea)
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Jerry Pentercost (DJ Set)
- DJ Stretch
- DJ Griffin Green
- The Play Mates (Drag Show feat. Sasha, Vanity, Deception, Aura Mayari, Corlis Todd, and Carmin Triple C)
Counting down to the epic celebration, Daisha shares, “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to perform in so many of Nashville’s top spots all in the same night. Fans can expect a lot of bops and high energy. I want people to dance and have a good time.”
Ward Guenther, Whiskey Jam Founder, adds, “Red Bull has been enjoyed at Whiskey Jam since the very first night, so it's only fitting Whiskey Jam is enjoyed at Nashville's first Red Bull Unlocked. Looking forward to this!”
Red Bull Unlocked Istanbul
Photo courtesy of Red Bull
Local favorites including Pearl Diver, Tin Roof, Lipstick Lounge, White Limozeen, and more will join forces for one epic night. Full list of bars and partners below:
- The Dive Motel
- Lipstick Lounge
- Pearl Diver
- Play Dance Bar
- Rosemary & Beauty Queen
- The Stage
- Tin Roof
- Whiskey Jam
- White Limozeen
- Woolworth Theatre – Opening Fall 2022!
- Eleven Eleven - Opening 2023!
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 6 PM – 11PM CT
Location: 1102 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Entrance: Ticked event
Rumble Boxing, the boxing-inspired group fitness studio, opened its doors for the first time in Nashville on June 20 at 609 Overton St, Nashville, TN. The hottest workout on the block is hosting its official grand opening from August 4th-7th with daily classes, membership specials, and prizes from local vendors. The new Rumble Boxing studio is currently offering a buy one class, get one free promotion for the Nashville community.
Rumble Boxing delivers 45-minute, 10-round, strength and conditioning group workouts, crafted around teardrop-style aqua boxing bags and high-intensity strength training circuits. This brings all fitness levels together to experience what Rumble is known for: combining the sweet science of boxing with high energy and positive vibes.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
This boutique fitness brand offers serious benefits like increased stamina and strength, with cardio that’s actually fun. The seasoned trainers at the new studio are thrilled to serve their local community while offering this fun, new modern approach to boxing and welcome members of all fitness levels to the Rumble family.
The new Rumble Boxing studio is owned and operated by Blake Baskin and Antonio Compton. With their background in the fitness industry, this dynamic duo is excited to bring their passion for boxing and group fitness to Nashville. As business and life partners, Blake and Antonio aim to create a strong community within their new Rumble Boxing studio and share their message of non-apologetic inclusivity.
Black and Gay-Owned Business
Rumble Boxing Store with Dolly Parton Mural
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“We own who we are, and this brand aligns with that perfectly,” said Antonio. “This is what we want to create and bring to this community: a fitness class that is designed for anyone and a place for people to be who they are. As a Black and gay-owned business, we want to help lower the division we see in the world right now. Our goal is to bring people together through Rumble, set everything aside, and have fun.”
To echo their message of acceptance and inclusion, Blake and Antonio commissioned a local Nashville artist to paint an 11 X 6-ft. mural of Nashville icon and philanthropist, Dolly Parton. The massive portrait features the country star in Rumble Boxing gear in the lobby of the studio.
The excitement and buzz around Rumble allowed Blake and Antonio to recruit top-tier trainers to head up the new studio, including Head Trainer Oronde Jones, a well-known celebrity trainer in the Nashville market.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“Compared to other fitness classes, Rumble is a class you can truly get lost in for 45 minutes. With the dark room, you don’t have to worry if anyone is paying attention to you. The music is awesome and inspiring, and the beat drops right when you need it the most. Also, with boxing being a sport you can never truly master, you’re always improving and crafting your skill. On the floor, you’re consistently doing something new, which prevents you from ever hitting a plateau.” Said Oronde Jones about his favorite part of Rumble.
Rumble has massive brand loyalty and widespread appeal, partly thanks to attracting top names like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Jason Derulo, David Beckham, and Kevin Hart to its studios.
About Rumble Boxing
Founded in New York City in 2017, Rumble is a group fitness concept delivering a mix (or combination) of boxing-inspired circuits and the transformative power of resistance training. Pro and amateur fighters glove up together, no matter their fitness level or skill, to reveal their inner fighter. The experience is a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body cardio and strength workout crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. Rumble was founded by Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of Bravo’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, CATCH STEAK, Lexington Brass), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13-time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google).
Who would have thought that we would have to get through a pandemic in order to appreciate the small things we have, such as the ability to simply pack our bags and hit the road?
For two years, there’s been nothing left for us travel junkies to do but sit at home and try to find new destinations that we will conquer once we defeat what appears to be the biggest villain of the 21st century. But once that happens, hold your bags tight because we will be up for some of the most interesting travel experiences. Take a look at some ideas for your post-COVID traveling plans:
A Gay Cruise
One of the best options to have in mind when all of this passes is a good, nice and long (pun intended) gay cruise. Or cruise in general, for that matter. Bear in mind, social distancing will still be a thing in the post-COVID world. But COVID-19 likely doesn’t mean that cruises will cease to exist. On the contrary, though cruise ships will probably keep the number of passengers smaller than before, it is believed that they will become an even bigger hit in the following period, especially because they are all going to go a lot more environmentally-friendly. On the bright side, is there any better way of celebrating the end of the pandemic than by cruising around some magnificent seas, stopping by at great cities and having romantic dinner nights at nice restaurants?
A getaway in nature
On the other hand, there is always the option of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, and spending some time in a place that’s not only healthy, but also beautiful. Some of the destinations that plenty of people will look for are the ones that can cater for both peace of mind and amazing things to see or do. One such destination is New Zealand, one of the greenest countries on Earth right now. Not only will you be visiting the magnificent country that gave us the beautiful Shire from Lord of the Rings; this is also a destination that’s excellent for everyone who prefers relaxing to partying. If you’re up for some partying, you will be able to hit Auckland, while if you’re for something calmer, there’s plenty of amazing places that you can see and visit.
Dancing Around at Pride
Pride parades are also events that you want to have in mind for the post-COVID world. Such events have always been quite important, but it seems that they are now more important than ever. The virus has canceled more than 75 Pride parades all around the world, which is one of the reasons why we must support the ones that will see the light of day once the pandemic stops. Truth be told, the upcoming Prides will perhaps be the best Prides ever organized. Give the gays a couple of weeks of quarantine, then let them outside and see what kind of party they are able to throw!
A road trip
If you’re, as well, waiting for the day to wake up and say “long gone are the days when we were not allowed to go wherever we wanted?”, and if staying at one place gave you a lot to think about, then your first post-COVID travel experience should definitely be a nice road trip. You can practically choose which country you want to tour, and you can either take your own car (you have probably missed it so much), or rent one at your destination. Australia is an amazing country for this, though, as it offers the possibility of seeing the Great Ocean Road, which is an amazing thing to see and experience. On the other hand, if you do not want or cannot leave your country, you can also choose to go on a domestic road trip – there are amazing things to see in your vicinity as well.
Holiday for a single guy
If you’re single, or you’re traveling someplace with another single friend, then you should definitely organize a nice vacation for yourself or for you and your single friend, and hit one of the best European cities. Europe has been greatly affected by the virus, which means that now it’s time to pay it back and get it back on its feet by traveling there and seeing all the amazing things it offers. Any city you choose in Europe – you will not make a mistake. Apart from being able to see great landmarks, you will also have the chance to have a drink at great gay clubs and pubs, and join unforgettable gay parties. And if the gay scenery is not your forte, worry not, as Europe indeed has to offer so many different and magnificent things.